Monday, April 07, 2008

Who do we want to run our city? Certainly not a Party which doesn't even know what day it is!


NUMBER 1: How to shoot yourself in the foot.

The first salvoes have been fired in the local election battle...and predictably the Lib Dims have already shot themselves in the foot!
'Who do you want to run our city?' asks the first Lib Dim leaflet of the campaign, under the impressive banner headline............

Now we know that Fireman Bradley's Lib Dims are so incompetent that they don't normally know what day it is.
But what year...........?
The first Lib Dim city-wide leaflet carries the usual mix of scaremongering nonsense - Labour will apparently be putting up your council tax by a smidgeon above a BILLION per cent!
Or was it a TRILLION?
This Lib Dim claim to financial rectitude and superiority is particularly hard to take of course, given how freely they have frittered away millions of pounds of council taxpayers money on pay-offs to their fat cat friends, bureaucratic bunglers and cashing-in consultants.
To say nothing of the fireman's freebies in Las Vegas.
We wonder whether the outrageous claims and activities of some Lib Dim candidates will ever be exposed?
Of course, we might just have to show the way....


Anonymous said...

There is a group called Common Purpose who believe they are 'leading the city. See below. Who is really in power? Really? Anyone with a curious mind? :)

'Liverpool has aspirations to become a world class City, and it is well on the way to achieving this goal. Led, it must be said, by Common Purpose graduates from all over Merseyside' - from Common Purpose website.

Does anyone know how active Common Purpose is in Merseyside? It looks pretty active to me... A secret network of 'trained' business leaders- unelected and trained to operate in a 'post democratic society' - 'leading beyond authority'. Why does this unnerve me more than a ticket to a LasVegas show?

Anonymous said...

"Common Purpose" is one of those charity-type organisations that charge the earth for 'training' that no one really wants to go on. It is more of a campus cult than anything serious in my experience elsewhere in the UK.

After all, what leaders actually need leadership training?!

Anonymous said...

dont get diverted by common purpose tonys. they are bonkers.

Anonymous said...

claire mcgolgan, chris donaldson, jase, even the echo editor and the rest of them have all been on commom purpose, it is just another part of the bullshit that culture co have lapped up. its yet another networking thing that these twats love to waste money on and be told how great they are doing. someone should have an in-depth look at how much public money they have pocketed. but watch maccas concert instead thats in big trouble now.

Anonymous said...

With minimum research it seems they are not a wacky charity but sophisticated, very rich, in all key positions of power (unelected) and behind cronism, major wastes of money and particular quangos, regional / euro funding etc. all very well paid.

I have experience with them in two other regional authority's where because of the scale of incompetence and agenda (or 'purpose') driven 'developments' I thought I was dealing with the Masons.

Dig a little Tonys and maybe the cabal is well connected. Start to join some dots on this, I am amazed given this blog is about many of these incompetencies and people Common Purpose isn't explored a little more.

Not a surprise to find heads of Culture Co involved or media - but who else is part of this network? Why the secrecy? Anyone know of any of their work, member lists, how much public money paid and how many members are decision makers in positions of influence or power or even what exactly this 'training' is? Be much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

No Cabulist is an island. Common Purpose may be Bonkers but who has the power in this city!

Anonymous said...

Strangely CP (Common Purpose) tried to recruit me twice. Be very wary. They use NLP often and have an agenda that is neither open or representative of people.

Curious to see if anyone has ANY member list or activity outputs in Liverpool/Merseyside? Don't be fooled they are bonkers that is lame and if anything more reason to question why they are training public officials with public money with Charterhouse Meeting Rules!

I know they are in Culture Company, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Creative Communities, NWDA, various local councils, finance groups, developers, media, police,law education and health (alongside various ambitious entrepreneurs seeking public funding and secret networking opportunities).

You're right no cabal is an island. This group is also international(including US and Oz), although focused on Europe. The unelected Masons are here!

Anonymous said...


In case that link does not work, the constituent parts are:

Stick em all together to get the full address.

Radiorogerside said...

Have a look at www.common purpose. There is a video presentation by Brian Gerrish, its a lengthy affair of 1hr 50mins. He shows evidence of the amount of public money and lottery money this outfit, a supposed charity organisation, have lifted its a staggering amount. They have even tapped into Police Authority budgets! The media attitude nationwide to this plunder of public finances is so in tune with the Liverpool Echo stance on the Liverpool Evil Cabals...plunder of public finances.

Anonymous said...

great gossip post tonys!

Anonymous said...

that wonko's world is an interesting if not shocking link!

A quote: -is this true???!?
"Renew Northwest, the Regional Development Agency has already booked up a Common Purpose programme (at taxpayers expense of course) for 2008."


This smacks of a bit than 'gossip' to me.

Anonymous said...

Please! You expect me to believe that public officials are being paid with public money to 'train' with other leaders in secret? Charity's are for helping wee kids etc. not training powerful professionals!

Check your facts!

Anonymous said...

er... type 'renew northwest' into google....then click on the 'common purpose leaders' link...

read and weap ;)- literally!!

consider facts checked - part 1

Anonymous said...

Money from charitys and the public purse should only be spent on Purpose. That should be Common knowledge! Do see why are in and you lot are out - You just don't get it do you.

Anonymous said...

why you speaking gibberish? what is not got by the Common people? allowing you to exploit them on Purpose?

Professor Y Chucklebutty said...

By Jove Missus, I understand that there is great disappointment amongst all those who were unable to get a ticket for my recent lecture “Liverpool The Comedy Greats” 19 hours of mirth filled anecdotes and reminsiss… reminisci…memories of my comedy heroes. The comic legends that have helped to fill Liverpool with tears and laughter that has spread around the whole country. So for those of you who missed it, here is just a taste.

The comedy greats ladies and gentlemen, people like Tommy Harbarrow. He was of course best known for “ ITMA” Are you all old enough to remember what that stands for? Yes that’s right,
ITMA “ I Threw Millions Away” and what was the other one that came at the end? “TTFM “ yes, “Then Took F***ing More” By Jove what a comedian he was. Not only did he enjoy great personal financial success but he also had several appearances in Las Vegas, with regular cast member Clara Cogloose, who played Lotta Krapp the charlady.

Clara was herself of course already an international star for the long running American TV series about the scatterbrained redhead, “ I Love Loosey”. She went on to form the company DizzyLoose Productions, responsible for making a number of programmes like, The Untouchables, and Perry Makin and perhaps the most popular programme of all time,
Superlambonanza. Yes who can forget Blognanza as it was later called. Yes thanks to Tommy and Clara we got one of the most expensive cowboy productions ever seen.

Now another favourite of mine was of course the Big Hearted Halfwit himself, Arthur Bradsley. The diminutive comic who was best known for jumping on any Bandwagon. Born in Liverpool’s Wholyunsuitableland in Hoses Street, he enjoyed great lack of success with long time partner “Stinker” Storeyinthedock.
Perhaps their best-known routine was the ventriloquist act where Bradskey would be the aggressive but passionate dummy while the script and words were actually written and performed by ventriloquist Stinker. The act worked well on radio but Stinker Storey wasn’t as good as he thought and on stage after a while, every time the public saw his lips move, they didn’t believe the act any more.

But my favourite of all time has to be the dry humour and monologues of Rob Hilton, and of course the classic Fireman Sketch. Do you remember that one?

“I said so you have written confirmation about being asked to go to see the Las Vegas show?

He said who?
I said you.
He said me?
I said aye,
He said no.

I said well nobody here can recall asking you to go or that they’d pay for it.

He said where?
I said there,
He said who?
I said them,
He said Oh! “

I said but they’d already seen it and everyone knew that it couldn’t be brought here.

He said what?
I said the show
He said what show?
I said you know
He said so?

I said so why should they have paid for you to see it?

He said what?
I said that
He said when?
I said then, oh just go!

He said, I did and I took the missus as well.

And of course the famous monologue “The Day Warren broke out”
featuring the two Winters of discontent Mike and Berni, I said come on Berni, we’re losing support here, let’s get out there on the doorsteps. She said hang on while I put me teeth in, I said we’re looking for votes not pork pies.

Ahh! Great comic performers we may never see their likes again. I hope!

And now the Epiblog with the Rt Reverend Yaffle Chapplebutty

On a different subject, just a quick word before I go about the environment.

Since the clean up of the Mersey, it has been reported that Salmon have been returning to our waters. Now looking at some recent comments over the page in the Submarineculture site, I see that environmental issues have risen to the top of the agenda. There are sudden fears that the Mersey has been infiltrated by the Common Porpoise. Yes this is a poisonous fish and very costly when a clean up is made. So in line with the theme of this page, I have taken advice from the renowned UnderSea Explorer Jacques Custard, who assures me that concerns about the rich pickings of these particular scavengers, and bottom feeders infiltrating the Mersey region are a diversion right now from the real issues.

He tells me that at the moment, they are not the real the anemones and at this time we need to concentrate our efforts on dealing with the existing pond life. Liverpool they say is the pool of life, so before the life is sucked out of us we need to get rid of the current leeches. The Cuban Eels may have gone but there is still danger lurking in the evil coral.

As a matter of interest, the Common Porpoise was coaxed here with the help of the former Deputy Prime Minister John Presscoff to go with his chips and gravy. You remember him? He punched Edwina Currie for throwing a salmonella infected egg at him. And during the BSE crisis, he ate John Selwyn Gummer to prove that condemned meat was safe. Now that was a chance for the Lib dems to get the upper hand, they could have offered Cyril Smith for afters, then again Prescoff would probably have chased him down the street with a knife and fork.

Anyway the CP being a European connected fish has attracted the attention of USNOOZE the anti European party from which most of the fears and conspiracy theories originate. Just because they have lunch at the Groucho Club, they think they are a Marxist conspiracy, when in fact they welcome idiots from all parties and all walks of life so long as they have vast quantities of money to exchange for tripe, which is their main product.

By Jove, come to think of it they sound a splendid group, ripping off all that money from all sorts and getting their daft ideas taken seriously by high-ranking people, and they claim to be a charity while raking in a fortune Ha ha! Brings a tear to your eye. Just like when I set up the “Liverpool Way” Ha ha!

CP ladies and gentlemen stands for Complete P***take. But save them for another day. Surely we have already been drained enough.

Now wash your hands, and gentlemen please adjust your dress before leaving the polling station.

Tatty Bye Everybody Tatty Bye

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